Exfoliation Benefits

Exfoliation Benefits:

An exfoliant is any agent that removes dead skin cells from the surface Stratum Corneum to reveal the newer smoother skin underneath. The benefits of exfoliation are fairly obvious:
• Removes dull, dry skin
•Smoother, softer skin
•Reduces lines, pigmentation, hyperkeratoris
•Stimulates cell renewal & turnover rates
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The Power of Touch

Power Touch massageThe Power of Touch

We have always understood the benefits of massage both physiologically and psychologically.  The power of touch has never been more prevalent and there are many schools of thought about this subject from energy fields to moving chi energy.

The Touch Research Institutes has conducted over 100 studies on the positive effects of massage therapy on many functions and medical conditions in varied age groups.  Among the significant research findings are: enhanced growth (i.e. infants); diminished pain (i.e. fibromyalgia); decreased autoimmune problems (e.g., increased pulmonary function in asthma and decreased glucose levels in diabetes); enhanced immune function (i.e. increased natural killer cells in HIV); and enhanced alertness and performance (i.e. EEG pattern of alertness and better performance on math computations).  Many of these effects appear to be mediated by increased relaxation activity and decreased stress hormones.

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